‘Logan’ Director James Mangold Responds to ‘Deadpool 3’ Announcement
On the calendar of every Marvel fan, there are two dates that are always tremendously important; that is San Diego Comic-Con and D23.
Both events provide a plethora of opportunities for Marvel Studios to announce to the entire fanbase just what is in store for the coming year, and what fans can look forward to in the near future.
There was so much announced this year, from developments in Phase Four projects like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, or Phase Five projects like Thunderbolts, to Phase Six projects like the two revealed Avengers films.
Although fans had plenty to get excited about, there was one project that hadn’t been discussed, the MCU debut of Wade Wilson.
And even though it did come rather late, fans are reveling in the announcement made by Ryan Reynolds that the third installment of the franchise is set to arrive in September of 2024; and more importantly, Hugh Jackman would be returning to star alongside the Merc with a Mouth.
Although that is incredibly exciting news for Marvel fans, there are some continuity questions, and they were raised by the last collaborator that worked with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, as Logan Director James Mangold responds to the Deadpool 3 announcement.
At the conclusion of Logan- which is one of the best comic book films ever made- it is very clear that Wolverine is no more, having died in the year 2029; which Mangold reminded to his followers by posting a gif of that very scene.
Oh my gosh! Everybody chill. Just kidding! I’m all good! LOGAN will always be there. Multiverse or prequel, time warp or worm hole, canon or non-canon or even without a rationale, I cannot wait to see what maddness my dear friends @VancityReynolds and @RealHughJackman cook up! pic.twitter.com/qaCG4Z39x4
— Mangold (@mang0ld) September 28, 2022
Some fans assumed this was a negative reaction to the news from MAngold, which he cleared up with a subsequent tweet that assured fans the director knows that his incredible work will never go anywhere and that he can’t wait to see what Jackman and Reynolds come up with.
It still is a very valid concern, as the continuity will certainly be an interesting development as the project continues.